African Shirt (t-shirt) featuring Iyoba Idia mask. African Fashion style
African Shirt (t-shirt) featuring Iyoba Idia mask. African Fashion style
African Shirt (t-shirt) featuring Iyoba Idia mask. African Fashion style

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Iyoba Idia Mask T-shirt (White/Black) Mens

Regular price £29.99
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The Low Down

  • Not just a t-shirt – this is wearable African culture and heritage.
  • The art featured is of one of the most iconic pieces of 16th century African art.
  • The likeness is of Iyoba Idia – an African Woman, leader, warrior, and inspiration.
  • This t-shirt makes a real statement. The wearer provides the signature.
  • Wearing this brings Edo & Nigerian heritage to everyone's attention. Representation matters.
  • Ethically made and sweat shop free.1 00% combed cotton

 

The Image

This design features the iconic image of a 16th century ivory pendent mask of the likeness of Iyoba Idia (Queen Mother) from the ancient Kingdom of Benin in what is now modern day Nigeria.   The mask is one of the most recognisable African images.

The Icon - Iyoba Idia

Iyoba Idia was of the Edo people. She was a warrior, protector, and a political & spiritual guide who fought for her son, Osegie, to claim the title of Oba of the Kingdom of Benin (c1504 to c1550). Her power and influence were such that she has been referred to as the ‘Hidden Oba’. She represents a timeless example of an African leader.

The Fabric

Original men’s 100% combed cotton ethically produced t-shirt with an exceptionally fine finish and comfortable finish.

Size Guide:

Size

XS

S

M

L

XL

2XL

Chest (cm)

76-81

86-91

97-102

107-112

117-122

122-127

Chest (inches)

30-32

34-36

38-40

42-44

46-48

48-50

Waist (cm)

71-76

76-81

81-84

84-86

91-97

102-107

 
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